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  • Kids Fishing Day at Mike Lewis Park

    Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation invites kids ages 16 and younger to fish for catfish stocked in the lagoon at Mike Lewis Park, 2600 N. Carrier Parkway, on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 – 4 p.m.

    09/15/2010 8:00 AM

  • State Highway 161 to Close from Dalworth to Main

    North and southbound State Highway 161 will be closed from Dalworth to Main streets in Grand Prairie Sept. 16 through June 2011. Also, Main Street in Grand Prairie will be reduced to one lane in both directions beginning Sept. 18 until June 2011...


  • Mariachi Festival at Lynn Creek Park Sept. 18

    Mariachi Festival (El Festival de Mariachis), Saturday, Sept. 18 (El Sabado 18 de Septiembre) 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (de 11 AM – 8 PM), Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake (en el Parque Lynn Creek a Orillas del Lago Joe Pool) 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy...


  • GP Named 'Playful City USA' for Third Consecutive Year

    The city of Grand Prairie has been named a “Playful City USA” by Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! for the third year in a row. The city was one of 118 communities throughout the United States honored for prioritizing play despite budget setbacks.


  • Police Department Re-Accreditation Assessment Offers Opportunity for Public Comment

    The Grand Prairie Police Department invites the public to offer comments regarding the department’s performance and policies during an assessment for re-accreditation through CALEA. A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13.


  • Ruthe Jackson Center Gardens Open to Photographers

    The Gardens at the Ruthe Jackson Center will be open to photographers at no charge during the months of August and September by appointment.


  • Light up the Night at Central Park Aug. 28

    The city of Grand Prairie will light the stunning new Willow Tree art sculpture during a special evening of music and fireworks 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. Be among the first to see the beautiful addition to the city‘s art collection...


  • Lake Parks Operations Center Opening

    The city celebrated the new 26,500-square-foot Lake Parks Operations Center, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway, with a ribbon cutting...


  • The Uptown Features Artist John Bramblitt

    John Bramblitt, a blind artist drawing national acclaim, will be at the Uptown Theater 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, during an artist reception open to the public...


  • Free Homeschooling Seminar Aug. 14

    The Matthew Road Home School Group and the Betty Warmack Branch Library present Green Homeschooler Tea, a free introductory seminar on homeschooling at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14.


  • Aug. 26 Goodwill Hunting - Tips to Finding Best Bargains

    Whether you want to go green and reuse, or just buy more with less, don't miss this FREE program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Main Library...


  • Dog Day at QuikTrip Park

    It's Dog Day at QuikTrip Ballpark on Sunday, Aug. 1. Game time is 6:05 p.m., with tickets starting at just $6.


  • Back-to-School Immunizations

    Back-to-school immunizations will be provided at the Dallas County Health and Human Services clinic in Irving and at the Grand Prairie Preventative Care Clinic...


  • Everything is Peachy at Farmers Market in Grand Prairie

    Fresh freestone peaches, peach recipes and a peach cobbler contest are sprouting up at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Walk 2 Win 2010

    In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department will host Walk 2 Win 2010, a one-mile walk at Mike Lewis Park for summer campers on Friday, July 30.


  • Hollwood Hi-Fi

    Join us for a hilarious evening listening to recordings of the rich and famous whose ventures into the music biz were far from spectacular on Tuesday, July 27, at the Warmack Branch Library.


  • After School Programs

    Grand Prairie’s After School Programs will run Monday-Friday throughout the school year beginning, Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.


  • Fall Indie Fest October 8 - 10, 2010

    Fall Indie Fest, a celebration of independent film and music, is coming to downtown Grand Prairie in October 2010.


  • Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings

    The city of Grand Prairie is in the process of formulating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, a tool that is used coordinate and guide development regulations for land use, transportation and public facilities. Meetings are July 22 and Aug. 24...


  • Fall Indie Fest, October 8-10, 2010

    Fall Indie Fest is a celebration of independent film and music coming to downtown Grand Prairie in October 2010.


  • City of Grand Prairie's New YouTube Channel

    Grand Prairie has another way to access the latest news and citywide events. The city’s YouTube Channel, cityofgptx, can now be accessed at:


  • New Terminal for Grand Prairie Municipal Airport

    Construction is scheduled to start in August on a new terminal for the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport. The old terminal building was torn down in May to make way for a new 7,000-square-foot facility set to be complete in summer 2011.


  • New Brush Pickup Fees Effective July 1

    Please note the city's new brush pickup fees. City brush crews travel the city every month picking up brush that has been hauled to the curb for free. Second pickups, out of schedule pickups and oversized pickups will be $85 for each five cubic yards of brush...


  • Housing Department Changes Operating Hours

    Effective July 6, the City of Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Service Department hours will be: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-noon...


  • Buy One Get One Free to Beauty and the Beast Musical

    The Grand Prairie Arts Council is hosting a special silent auction fund-raiser night where you can buy one ticket and get one free for the Beauty and the Beast summer musical on Saturday, June 26.


  • City Celebrates Grand Openings of Two New Facilities

    The public toured the city's newest facilities during back-to-back ribbon cuttings on June 18 at the new Public Safety Building and The Summit...


  • Public Hearing Notice -- June 30

    The City of Grand Prairie is jointly participating with the Texas Water Development Board for a Flood Protection Planning Study of the Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek watersheds.


  • City to Host Fair for First Time Homebuyers Saturday, June 19

    First time homebuyers in Grand Prairie have the chance to learn how to successfully manage the home buying experience from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 19.


  • Understanding & Improving Your Credit

    Credit issues are troubling more Americans than ever. On June 24 at the Main Library, you can learn how credit and credit bureaus work, how to repair your credit, how to negotiate with creditors and more.


  • Teen volunteers needed at two libraries

    The Main Library and the Betty Warmack Branch Library are looking for teen volunteers (ages 13-17) to assist during our Summer Reading Challenge (June and July)...


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